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Brant (Branta bernicla)
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Brant (Branta bernicla)
Ratty looking juvenile or sickly Brant.

General Description: Brants (Branta bernicla) of western North America usually are dark-colored geese with a white neckband and a bit of mottled black and white on the sides. Apparently juvenile or sickly birds can show a lot more white.

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Anserinae

Favored Habitat: Coastal regions where they can find eelgrass to eat.

Brant (Branta bernicla)
Arrow indicates white neckband.

Where to Find: Don't look for Brants around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them along the eastern and western coasts of North America.

Comments: An injured Brant showed up at Corn Creek in 2009. We were quite excited to see it, but I suspect it was a pet that was dumped in the wildlife refuge after its wing was injured.

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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